Myanmar Rescue Team (Yangon) (MRT) will assist in transporting of the coronavirus-confirmed patients in Yangon Region to the Central Institute of Civil Services-Phaung Gyi (CICS-Phaung Gyi) located in Hlegu township with the use of an ambulance, said an official from the MRT(Yangon).
Related to this matter, a media conference was held at Yangon General Hospital on 5 May with the officials from Yangon General Hospital and the chairman and members of Myanmar Rescue Team (Yangon) in attendance.
“Nay Pyi Taw sent five ambulances to assist in transporting of the coronavirus-confirmed patients to CICS-Phaung Gyi. But, there are no drivers. So, the MRT (Yangon) will give the training to the drivers and they will let them drive these ambulances. We will give training as to how to wear the PPE suits when they send coronavirus-confirmed patients systematically,” said Dr Phyo Thiha, a specialist physician from Yangon People’s General Hospital emergency ward.
In order to transport the virus-confirmed patients, 27 well-trained drivers will be assigned with three persons each day and night, he added. There are ten ambulances to transport virus-confirmed patients including five from the Yangon General Hospital and another five from the Ministry of Health and Sports.
“Myanmar Rescue Team (Yangon) is delivering the healthcare services starting from 30 March under the instruction of the EMO of the Yangon General Hospital emergency ward under the Ministry of Health and Sports. We are ready to assist in transporting of the confirmed patients to CICS-Phaung Gyi,” stated Yangon MRT Chairman U Soe Than. The coronavirus-confirmed patients are receiving medical treatment at Waibargi, North Okkalapa and South Okkalapa women and Children hospitals. Now, the patients in these hospitals are full and so we are making arrangements to send the patients to CICS-Phaung Gyi.
CICS-Phaung Gyi is making arrangements to take care of a total of 500 patients including 240 normal patients, 240 confirmed patients and 20 ICU patients. If we have more patients, we will turn CICS-Phaung Gyi into one which is able to keep up to 2000 patients. —Myint Maung Soe (Translated by Hay Mar)